Due to its polysemy, corporality has several functions in the works of Sony Labou Tansi. More than descriptive or thematic elements, the novelistic bodies in La vie et demie are at the same time meeting points for multiple meanings, objects and producers of discourse. This study aims to demonstrate how the writing of the body is symbolic of a disorder that characterizes the forms and contents of Sony Labou Tansi’s novels and invites the reader to reflect on language and its power.
"La vie et demie ou les corps chaotiques des mots et des êtres,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 63
, Article 7.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol63/iss1/7